Originally Posted by RedEye
Next year is always important. The best franchises strike a balance between now and later.
The best franchises don't keep quality pitchers in the minors when ready to contribute to a tight pennant race.
Question. 2014. Arroyo agrees to return for one year. Cheap, out of love for the franchise and city. Starting rotation remains the same as this season. No attrition, no change. Reds think Bronson still has it, for one more season.
No room for Cingrani in the 2014 rotation. Do you (a) trade him (b) let him start at AAA or (c) put him in Reds bullpen?